A play session between Fitzi and Lucy developed so quickly I could not capture a moment. It was a blur.
Fitzi and Lucy playing. They have recently played more; it is good to see that they are getting along well enough to play nicely. We hoped that Lucy and Fitzi would play well and take pressure off of senior Achilles, allowing Chili Dog to engage or not as he wants.
Fitzi looks over Lucy’s back during a pause in a play session.
I crouched down to capture Fitzi clutching a very large stick in his jaws. He raced at me, I clicked the shutter button, the exposure meter had to compute before tripping the shutter, then Fitzi leapt at me.
Whoa. Darth Fitzi.
Achilles waits for our foster Lucy to leap off the deck and continue the chase game.
Achilles and our foster Lucy began playing and I had a very close-up look at the action.
Beyond Stella, Achilles launches himself off of the deck. When he lands he will charge around the yard before leaping back onto the deck to race past Stella, who awaits developments.
It was so gratifying to see these two senior dogs playing like the young adults they once were. I could dwell on what they once were. I prefer to enjoy and be grateful for what they are now.
Stella instigated a play session with Achilles this afternoon. Its been quite some time since they played so uninhibitedly, while I had the camera nearby. It was deeply satisfying and pleasurable to see them play like this. I was shooting blind – not using the viewfinder or the LCD, simply snapping. This is only one of about two dozen photos.